Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
are you using any fuel additive? If it's that cold, I would for sure... granted, the fuel being sold likely has some in it alread, but adding some more would not hurt, I like the stuff from PowerService, in gray or white bottles... I dump some in every tank when it's colder, but I never see temps as low as you're talking.
Also, did you let the glow plugs warm up for a bit before trying to start? From what I've been told, They will stay on for up to 2 minutes AFTER the 'wait to start' light goes out. So letting them burn longer will help the start up as well.
'99 E350 DRW Stahl 11' util box van, 7.3 PSD, stock. 138k SOLD
'00 F350 extcab, 9' utility bed, dually 221k
E'99 F250 extcab, S/Bed 211k
'00 Excursion Limited, 7.3PSD 281k
'84 Chevy K-30, 6.2L TD, woods/trail beater. 141k